auto immunization


[aw-toh-im-yuh-nuh-zey-shuhn, -i-myoo-]
noun Immunology.
antibody production by an organism in response to and against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
Also called autosensitization.

1905–10; auto-1 + immunization Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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